Deciding How To Tackle A Mess

Deciding How To Tackle A Mess

5 Factors That Affect The Complexity Of Water Damage Restoration

by Rosa Pascual

If your property has suffered water damage, you likely want to know the length of time the water damage restoration will take. Yet, the complexity and period of water damage restoration vary based on different factors.

Your water damage restoration company usually assesses your home's condition before the restoration. The following factors determine the time frame and complexity of the process.

1. The Presence of Stagnant Water    

The complexity of water damage restoration increases if your home still has stagnant water. Sometimes, you could use a pump or similar method to remove the water immediately. But, avoid self-removal if the water has affected electrical outlets.

In such a case, wait for your water damage restoration contractors to remove the water before proceeding to the restoration.

2. The Size of the Affected Area

The larger the space affected by water, the more time, effort, and money you'll need. The type of area, too, determines how complex the water damage restoration is.

For instance, damaged floorboards, dry walls, and other structures add to the complexity of water damage restoration. Bigger houses have larger surfaces that could be affected and are more complex to handle.

3. The Presence of Mold

Consistent moisture or stagnant water increases the risk of mold growth. Mold usually grows in a short time after water damage and spreads to different areas. The complexity of water damage restoration increases if the mold spreads into difficult-to-access regions, such as inside your ventilation, behind walls, and under carpets.

4. The Water Damage Type

Water damage always falls into clean, black, and gray water damage. Clean water from your sink isn't as hazardous as sewer water from your home's main drain. The more dangerous the water, the more complex the restoration will be. Besides, sewage-filled water contains microbial contaminants that add to the complexity of restoration.

5. The Severity of Damage

Minor, short-term leaks cause little damage and need less-complex water damage restoration. For instance, a broken kitchen pipe does less harm than a water line rupture that floods your whole home. Also, the time water has been in contact with materials and structures adds complexity. The reason is that the longer the contact period, the increased time for the dry-out process.

You likely want the shortest time for your water damage restoration project. In addition, you may not control all factors, but proper maintenance and timely restoration can reduce the complexity of the process. Therefore, if you notice any water damage, contact a water damage restoration company to get started.  


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Deciding How To Tackle A Mess

Although I was out of town during a hurricane storm, my friends told me that my house didn't look good good. Upon my return, I found a flooded basement and an upstairs that was absolutely torn apart. I didn't know what to do, so I turned to damage contractors to put things back together. I can't tell you how happy I am that I made that choice. They carefully evaluated my home and quickly resolved the issues that I had. It was amazing to see the difference they were able to make in a short period of time. This blog will explain why damage contractors are the right people to call.